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  1. Job losses in financial sector weigh down London prices

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Shortage of homes will avert an all-out collapse in the City Job losses in London's financial services sector are driving down property prices, experts say. ... this year- 5 per cent of the financial sector's 400,000 workforce. Recruitment has slumped from last year's record levels. City bonus payments are expected to fall this year. David Salvi, ...

  2. Extra 25b yuan from annuities to flood market

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it tries to revive the market. The central government will soon allow the mainland's annuities, which hold 252.5 billion yuan in assets, to invest a maximum 30 per cent in stocks, up from ... to the market. The markets are one reason for the move. The Shanghai Composite Index has slumped 19.4 per cent this year as Beijing embarked on monetary tightening to contain inflation and curb asset ...

  3. HK's appeal as financial hub grows

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Baker

    ... the foundations for flourishing capital market activity- captured in heavy fund flows into the region, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and initial public offerings as expanding privately-owned ... rate of 137 per cent. The outlook now is for more of the same, it added, with the two main markets in Asia (ex-Japan)- China and India- still growing strongly. The Hong Kong stock market ...

  4. Regulator aims for market-driven system

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the socialist-style pension system into a market-driven operation, but also pursuit of higher returns. Official data shows that the average return on enterprise annuities managed by financial institutions ... Amy Gu As management of the country's enterprise annuity is being transferred from the government to financial institutions for higher returns, the mainland's pension regulator ...

  5. Graduates try to cash in on better job market

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... on the back of a recent improvement in the job market. But recruitment consultants warn that the upturn may be temporary, with the supply of new jobs expected to dry up later this year. More than ... cent. A trainee tour guide can now earn between $8,000 and $10,000,' he said. Cash Financial Service Group, which plans to hire 80 to 100 financial consultants, financial analysts ...

  6. Heartening figures indicate a recovery in the employment market

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Hong Kong saw signs of a recovery in the job market, with an encouraging 49 per cent increase in the number of jobs advertised last month compared with January, and a 112 ... in the financial services and technology sectors. But he cautioned that the government's unemployment figures issued on February 19 showed that unemployment for the November 2003 to January 2004 ...

  7. Hiring unhindered by market slides

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... over two normally devastating stock market slides in February and last month to record a three-year high in the number of vacancies posted for a first quarter, latest figures show. But while this buoyant growth is expected to last for the rest of the year, some market watchers are sounding early warnings that a tailing-off is on the horizon. Statistics from a South China Morning ...

  8. Police a force to be reckoned with in job market

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at degree holders, while the rest were open to people with lower qualifications. Fifty-one companies ranging from the aviation industry and information technology to the financial sector took part, ... about the labour market for graduates. More than 1,600 vacancies for university graduates were available through the Labour Department last month, with nearly 30 per cent offering salaries above ...

  9. New indices to track mainland pension funds

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consistent with a fully open financial market,' Mr Hungate said. The mainland may be developing fast, but its pensions market is still in its infancy, according to a Reuters-KPMG study ... Bien Perez Reuters developing aggressive gauge of equity investments News and financial information services provider Reuters will build new benchmark indices in the mainland to track ...

  10. Principal sees profit from venture in 3 years

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Mutual fund vehicle with CCB plans to launch a third fund US pension and asset manager Principal Financial Group expects its mainland mutual fund joint venture with China ... even,' said Norman Sorensen, president of Principal International. The venture has just launched its second fund, investing in money markets, with the first, an equity-focused fund launched ...




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